December 4, 2011
Location: Columbia, SC
Good Value For The Money,
Our front door has tinted glass and so putting in a peep hole was not an option. I originally looked at Lowe's for a security camera, but found this one online and it was less expensive.
Unit came quickly and it's a small device with miles of cable! It comes with 60 feet of basically phone cable attached to the unit. Some other models of cameras had S-Video cables and that might provide a better picture. I can only guess on that.
I measured the amount of cable I needed and cut it down to about 25 feet. I have a phone crimping tool and so I reconnected it. Took a bit of talent, but I ended up getting it right the first time. Like I said, it is basically phone wire with a RJ-11 connector on the end.
The camera is small and looks almost cheap because it is so small, but it works well and the body appears to be made of metal. The mounting base is plastic as well as the adjustable neck. It is color camera, but I hooked it up to a 7" black and white TV via its yellow and white RCA jacks.
So let me be clear. One end of the cable connects to the camera via a phone jack which plugs into a short cable connector on the camera. The other end has the RCA jacks, one yellow and one white.
So let me be clear, one end of the cable connects to the camera via a phone jack which plugs into a short cable connector on the camera. The other end has the RCA jacks, one yellow and one white.
Also this camera has sound! Pretty neat bonus. So you can listen to anyone speaking in front of it.
It comes with a plastic shield that snaps over it and you mount it with three small screws. Of course, if you mount if overhead like I did, positioning it and screwing it overhead can be a bit tricky. Like I said, it’s pretty small, but does a big job.
Picture is very clear for the price and works well in the night with the lighting we had via our porch lights.
I think it's a good buy and have no regrets.